2 farmers in field

Photos from Randall Reeder at Nathan Brause farm. 
We are being interviewed by Matt Reese. 
Nathan Brause is the Ohio No-till Council Innovative Farmer of the Year. I am being interviewed for the National No-till Educator of the Year Award. 
farm tillage
Tillage is Like a Drug Addiction

Civilization and the world population started increasing when humans began growing their own food to feed themselves and their livestock rather than pursuing and hunting wild game. The first human cultivation of crops probably was no-till, requiring very little cultivation.  The first crops for human consumption may have been with a stick to create a hole and a seed bed for a kernel of grain.  With time, our early human ancestors used livestock to speed up the planting of crops. 
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Are USA Soil Erosion Rates Sustainable?

Soil is a gift of life and the basis for modern civilization.  The soil provides humans with food, fiber for clothes, shelter (wood, bricks, metals), foundation for our buildings, medicines, and a place to live and play.  
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Discovering How Cover Crops Impact Cropland Habitat for Pests: Voles, Slugs, and Other Pests

Pest problems like voles, slugs and army worms tend to be cyclical in nature and can have dramatic impacts when there's an outbreak. Understanding the role that cover crops and no-till can play in creating the conditions for these pest to thrive can help producers make management decisions. This webinar is first of a two-part series dealing with managing cover crops and tillage to minimize pest problems.
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Managing Cover Crops and No-till to Reduce Pest Problems (part 2)
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